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Modale, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Modale had a population of 277 as of July 1, 2017. Modale ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Modale is located at latitude 41.6182 and longitude -96.012 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Modale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Modale (GNIS ID: 2395363) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Modale is located within Township of Taylor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Modale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Modale, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 277
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 122
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 277
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $57,652
Average Household Income $71,937
Per Capita Income $27,857


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $154,167
Average Home Value $201,750


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.3% -0.58%
Households -0.24% -0.53%
Families 1.6% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Modale, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Modale to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 621 38th
Population Density # 819 19th
Diversity Index # 710 30th
Median Household Income # 325 68th
Per Capita Income # 461 54th

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